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“L’Erudito” - The Lorenzo Galli Wine Scholarship

Update 26 Aug, 2015

Applications close Friday 4 September, 5pm

This year the Lorenzo Galli fund will host masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne. The day-long sessions, conducted by Sommeliers Australia and a series of expert panellists, will showcase the diversity and depth of Italian varietals. Six major topics with both Italian and Australian examples will be discussed: 

  • White varieties from north to south
  • Modern and traditional wine making techniques
  • Central styles: Sangiovese in-depth
  • Nebbiolo: classic communes and Australian counterparts
  • Southern reds
  • Blind bracket assessment
Both masterclasses will be followed by a dinner for attendees and tutors only, with wines sourced from the late Lorenzo Galli's private cellar.
To apply:
Maintaining the spirit of the biennial Galli Scholarship, places for the Lorenzo Galli masterclasses will be offered to successful applicants after all applications have been assessed. 
Sommeliers Australia Sommelier Members are invited to apply for the 12 coveted places available in either Sydney or Melbourne, by answering a short questionnaire focusing on their knowledge of Italian varietals. All entries will be assessed by a panel of Sommeliers Australia Committee Members. Applicants will be contacted by Friday 11 September if they have been successful in receiving a place.
Applications close Friday 4 September at 5pm.

VENUE DETAILS: venue details for both masterclasses will be announced shortly on sommeliers.com.au and via member newsletters.

PLEASE NOTE: Members from all states are welcome to apply for either the Sydney or Melbourne masterclass, however all travel and additional expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Overview of scholarship:

The Lorenzo Galli Wine Scholarship encourages application by wine professionals and educated enthusiasts to celebrate and explore the diversity and richness of Italy’s wine and history while showcasing the latest trends in Australia with its interpretations of Italian varietals.

The program’s patron, Pamela Galli, conceived the idea of a scholarship to honour her late husband, Lorenzo Galli.

Tuscan-born, Lorenzo arrived in Australia in 1952 and built up a successful property business. Lorenzo later added vigneron to his list achievements when he and Pamela created Galli Estate winery in Victoria’s Sunbury wine region in 1997.

Lorenzo had a love for Italian grape varieties and the winemaking craft from growing grapes to their production; it was his dream to share that passion and encourage younger people to learn more about that process.

This scholarship is Pamela’s tribute.

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